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Night Market

The First Annual Denver Language School Night Market is being held to promote and build community among our two campuses, families and students, promote DLS as the leading language immersion program in our city, and raise funds to support and grow the DLS teaching initiatives. 

The Night Market will be a unique blend of our Hispanic and Asian heritages into a night festival that highlights the best of both worlds. Our cultures will be celebrated with goods being sold by many local vendors, food trucks, extraordinary dance and musical performances and carnival booths planned and run by our amazing students. This will be a time of fun and celebration for all.

The event is open to the public and FREE - there is no charge for entry. As mentioned, goods and various foods will be available for purchase and tickets for carnival booths can be purchased for a small charge. The food trucks and vendors will donate 20% of their proceeds to the DLS PTA, as well as all funds raised from the carnival booths and silent auction items. 

Please invite your neighbors, extended family, and friends.  Feel free to share the event details below - you can also do so through this Facebook event (link coming soon): 

Place: George Washington High School | 655 South Monaco Street, Denver, CO 80224
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 3:30 - 7:00 pm 

Expecting 1000+ attendees 

The following helpful information will make your night easy & fun:


4:10-4:15      Kathy Benzel, Principal, Denver Language School

4:15-4:30      Peruvian Dance Troop

4:35-4:55      Stapleton Neighborhood Music-Grades K-4

5:00-5:20      Remixx Hip Hop and Zumba

5:25-5:35      Children's Musical Theater and DLS Choir

5:50-5:55      Kathy Benzel, Principal, Denver Language School

6:00-6:30      Taiko Society - Japanese Drummers

6:35-6:55      Lily Cooper, Jazz Piano

6:55-7:00      Chinese Lion Dance

7:00-7:15      Kenny Martin, Cello, Playing with the DLS Student Orchestra

7:20-7:30      Moose's "Take A Bow" Improv 

7:30-8:00      SuCh Soul Singer


The following food trucks will be available in the north courtyard:

  • Dinner: Taj Palace, Tacos Latapatia, Roll It Up Sushi, A Taste of the Philippines, Edible Crickets!
  • Beverages and Desserts: Jumping Jitters Coffee Truck, Backyard Soda, Sweet Cow Moo Mobile.
  • There will also be a bake sale in the indoor vendor area, and the DLS Green Team will have a Farmers Market booth!


  • There will be 25 different vendors selling goods such as clothing, art work, jewelry, and books.
  • Face Painting
  • PTA will be selling Water Bottles/Spirit Wear/magnets and other items
  • Silent Auction
  • Direct Giving table

***Vendors will accept cash or credit cards.


Booths will be located outside on the south courtyard. Fourteen different carnival games with prizes awarded to the winners. Ducks, squirt guns, ping pong and Robin Riley with Bounce will be there.

Tickets need to be purchased for all carnival booths. Cash/check preferable, but credit cards accepted.

  • Tickets - 50 cents each
  • Wristbands - $15 for unlimited carnival games and two balloons.

  • All carnival booth games = 1 ticket
  • Balloon Artist = 4 tickets

Any questions please contact, president@dlspta.org. We look forward to seeing you there and making this event a success!

Forms for silent auction items can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

Check out this Night Market article from The Denver Post for more information on the format.


Performances will be a large part of the festivities. Our children will be singing, drumming, and performing that evening. If your child is performing, please note the following:

Attire: All students performing should please wear their DLS Uniforms! (They are welcome to change after their performance if they want to do so.)

Location: Children should assemble in the Outdoor South Courtyard of GW High School in the performance tent. There is a lawn area for spectators, so please bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy the performance.

Time: Please have your students at the performance tent in the south courtyard at the following times:

  • K-4 students 4:00 p.m.
  • 5-8 students in musical theater/DLS choir 5:00 p.m.
  • 5-8 students in orchestra 6:30 p.m.

We encourage all our families to attend DLS community events. Financial assistance is available for families facing financial hardship. Please email Sara Heim-Smit, Student Support Coordinator, at sara@denverlanguageschool.org. Enquiries will be kept in strict confidence.

Last updated 23 June 2017

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